There is a problem with the lg optimus s that needs to be addressed. First, I love my optimus, until a few weeks ago that is. I had no problems with it for about 3 months, then is suddenly started on its own, discharged the battery when connected to the charger (sometimes) and basically I couldn't count on it to work when needed. Sprint was no help on this. I was advised to buy a new battery (on a 3 month old phone) I actually did this as I did not want to be without a phone. That didn't help with the issues I was having. Now, not trusting the Sprint techs, I went online. I found a simple fix that involved replacing and upgrading the sd card. Got an 8 gb to replace the 2 gb that came with the phone. Worked and a simple inexpensive fix at that. Sprint should be fixing this problem, its ridiculous.
With an Android device, your battery will be less than your typical flip phone. From what I can tell, here are the typical battery life times:
Turning off some of the features like constant sync, screen brightness, live games, etc, will help with battery life. also turning off these features during charging will help charge battery faster. You might want to try downloading Juice Defender, I am using it and it does help save battery. I still believe its a decent phone for the price, but its not for heavy usage or demand.
I too am having battery issues all of a sudden - the Optimus S has worked fine since Dec & just within the past couple of weeks I can't seem to get it to hold a charge all day. And I haven't changed any of my phone habits (i.e. usage, texting, app downloading). I've even tried putting the phone into airplane mode at night & it still will die during the night. Do you think that the new SD card should do the trick? I have never received any error messages that I've seen other Optimus S users complain about. Thoughts, opinions?
Upgrading the sd card is a $30 fix and it worked for me. And when I remember to turn off the sd card during times when I'm not using the phone, then I get great battery life up to a day and a half. I also bought an extra battery but then there is the issue of getting both batteries fully charged because you need to use the phone to charge them. I haven't had any weird stuff (original post) since I changed out the sd card. If anything is stored on your original sd card you will need to download to your computer. Hope this helps.